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Background information in .................books and encyclopedias
Statistical information in ....................government sources
Subject focused information in ...........journal articles
News and general information in ........newspaper articles
Knowing when the event you're researching happened is important because it helps you ...
to know how much information and what types of information may be available
Scenario: You and your roommate both need to find scholarly materials for a paper on the topic of how to prevent bullying in schools through educational programming. You’ve been told to use a scholarly article index.
Your roommate uses the following search terms: how to prevent bullying in schools through educational programming but gets poor results, including some items that don’t look relevant.
According to Chapter 1, what would be the best next step to ensure that you both get more relevant results?
the resource requires you to pay a subscription fee
the resource is a popular publication
Could be both
the resource does not require you to pay or login
What is the difference between Google and Google Scholar?
According to Chapter 2, is a website with a top level domain of .com automatically trustworthy, or does its content need to be evaluated?
You have examined a website in order to evaluate it and have found that many sections of the site ask the user to "get involved" and "advocate" about a controversial issue. According to Chapter 2, this suggests that the website has ...
Which of the dates listed below is the best indicator of the currency of a web page’s content?
A date listed after “Last updated on...”
Using the criteria in Chapter 2, click on the link and evaluate this website: http://www.agmrc.org/. What is themain purpose of this website?
To inform its audience about agricultural marketing and renewable energy issues.
You are searching Google and Google Scholar and you find both a blog post in Google and an article in Google Scholar that are written by the same author.
Which of these two sources is more authoritative?
Both because the blog and article are in the author’s area of expertise.
What is the main reason a sponsored link website gets placed at the top of search engine results?
Money – the search engine company is paid to place it at the top.
When you’re off-campus you need to log into ISU Library’s scholarly databases and full-text journals. Logging into the Library website is ...
required because ISU Library pays for access to many paywalled databases
You’re looking for information on developing effective presentation skills. Match the information sources listed below to the appropriate finding tool - WorldCat, Quick Search, or Google Books.
[a] - books, ebooks, journals, articles & other scholarly materials from ISU Lib; all books available on your topic that you can check out.
[b] - materials in libraries nearest you; libraries nearest you that own copies of your textbook; books owned by any library that you can ILL for free.
[c] - ebooks you can download or buy; scanned full-text or excerpted books to read online; free ebooks for your Android or iPhone.
Quick Search, WorldCat, Google Books
QuickSearch - books, ebooks, journals, articles & other scholarly materials from ISU Lib; all books available on your topic that you can check out.
WorldCat - materials in libraries nearest you; libraries nearest you that own copies of your textbook; books owned by any library that you can ILL for free.
Google Books - ebooks you can download or buy; scanned full-text or excerpted books to read online; free ebooks for your Android or iPhone.
Using Quick Search's first drop-down menu, which search strategy is the most efficient and effective to find the following:
Books on consumer trends. ...........................................Select: [a]
A map of ancient Egypt. ................................................Select: [b]
Anything & everything possible with your search terms. ...Select: [c]
A music CD by the group Daft Punk. ..............................Select: [d]
books and more, maps, library website, audio visual, all items, articles
Books on consumer trends. ...........................................Select: Books & more
A map of ancient Egypt. ................................................Select: Maps
Anything & everything possible with your search terms. ...Select: All items
A music CD by the group Daft Punk. ..............................Select: Audio Visual
You're looking for a book and all you remember is the title includes the words corporate and culture. Type the words corporate and culture in Quick Search box, set the first drop-down menu to Books & more and the third drop-down menu to in the title.
Quick Search lets you refine or narrow your search results using links on the left side of the screen. Do a search on textiles marketing. What are some criteria that can refine your search results in Quick Search?
T/F by topic, by creator, by subscription date, by tags
by subscription date
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) affect your keyword search results. If you do a search in Quick Search for books using the search phrase graffiti AND Los Angeles, you'll retrieve about 10 records for books. If you re-do that search as graffiti OR Los Angeles, you will broaden your search results (retrieve more records). Why is this so?
OR will show results containing either one or all of the search terms.
Use Quick Search to search for the music CD Born this way by Lady Gaga. Where is this CD located?
You’re working on a group project and need the book Leadership for a better world: Understanding the social change model of leadership development, by Susan R. Komives and Wendy Wagner. Search for this book in WorldCat.
Which is the nearest library to ISU that owns this book? (You may need to enter 50011 in the zip code box if you are accessing WorldCat from outside of Ames.)
Chapter 4 describes different ways to find journal articles. Indicate below which tool you would best use to find the information listed. Which tool would you use to find ...
What type of publication, scholarly or popular, do the descriptions on the left column represent?
As you learned in Chapter 4, it's important to know what a citation represents because that often helps you find the item. What does the following citation represent?
Montemont, Veronique (2011). Beyond Autobiography. IN Edwards, Natalie, Hubbell, Amy L., and Miller, Ann (Eds.) Textual and Visual Selves: Photography, Film, and Comic Art in French Autobiography. (pp. 29-49). Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press.
What does the following citation represent?
Morse, A. (2009). Child life in colonial times. Mineola, NY.: Dover Publications.
You want to use Quick Search to find a peer-reviewed journal article your professor mentioned by someone named Kribs-Zaleta on the topic of mathematical concepts in literature. Enter Quick Search, select Articles in drop down menu #1, and type in the search phrase mathematical concepts AND literature AND kribs-zaleta
There is more than one record that says "Full text available" for this article. Choose one of them and click the title of the article to see if you can find the full text.
Which of the following describes your choices for full text:
Now, let's use Academic Search Premier to get experience using a different index. Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary index that covers many different scholarly subject areas and helps you find peer-reviewed journal articles, popular magazine articles, newspaper articles, and so on.
Let's say you want to find an article called Rating the YouTube Indian: Viewer Ratings of Native American Portrayals on a Viral Video Site. On the Article Indexes & Databases page, find Academic Search Premierand click to enter and search that index.
In the search box, type the name of the article listed above and click search. It's important to understand how to interpret journal article citations. What is the name of the journal in which this article was published?
American Indian Quarterly
According to Chapter 5, what is the definition of plagiarism?
Using someone else's words or ideas without giving credit to that person.
You’re writing a paper on impact of poverty on early childhood education. You’ve gotten information for your paper from a book, an article, a website, and even a graphic from a website. Which of the following do you need to cite?
The book, article, website, and graphic all need to be cited.
You know that using style guides helps you prepare your footnotes and reference lists for your papers.According to Chapter 5, there are other good reasons to use a style guide. What is one of them?
It makes it easy to communicate with peers in a particular subject area.
There are many alternatives to cheating. Match the following issues with the appropriate campus services.
According to Chapter 5, which of the following must you do when correctly paraphrasing?
(look on blackboard)
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